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China develops US$2 positioning chip

Right: Chinese journalists attend the launch of China's first GPS positioning chip

China has developed its first low-cost GPS chip for cell phones, which is expected to cost just US$2 per unit. Its developers claim the low-cost chip will allow cell phones to receive position information from any navigation satellite, including GPS, Galileo and the Chinese-developed Beidou.

China’s electronics companies currently rely on importing GPS chips at a cost of around US$12 per unit. It is expected that the Hang Xin Chip-2 will help reduce the cost of GPS-enabled phones and encourage the development of non-GPS satellite systems. The new chip is a joint product of the Institute of Microelectronics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Hangzhou Microelectronics Company and took three years to develop.

Yan Ming, general manager of Hangzhou Microelectronics, predicts that most cell phones in China will be equipped with the Hang Xin Chip-2 within three years. Chinese industry observers are heralding the achievement as a breakthrough for the Chinese GPS industry.

ABI Research predicts the number of GPS-enabled cell phones worldwide will reach 550 million in 2012 from 240 million in 2008 and total sales revenue will reach US$100 billion, with over 50% of 3G cell phones equipped with GPS functions.

January 7, 2008

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